Illness in the Academy

Illness in the Academy

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Illness in the Academy investigates the deep-seated, widespread belief among academics and medical professionals that lived experiences outside the workplace should not be sacrificed to the ideal of objectivity those academic and medical professions so highly value. The 47 selections in this collection illuminate how academics bring their intellectual and creative tools, skills, and perspectives to bear on experiences of illness. The selections cross genres as well as bridge disciplines and cultures.Like a good malt scotch, the bitter herbs are an acquired taste. They work slowly. I am patient, a good patient, for Dr. Hu. When I ... Four female internists, a physiciana#39;s assistant and a nurse practitioner all see patients in this office. ... An abridged version of this essay is part of the collection Stories of Illness and Healing, ed.

Title:Illness in the Academy
Author:Kimberly Rena Myers
Publisher:Purdue University Press - 2007


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